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African American Actresses with Degrees
[February 5, 2015 – 06:36 pm]
African American Actresses with Degrees

California YAHOO NOT BOUND BY FRENCH NAZI BAN SUNNYVALE, CA --A federal judge ruled that Yahoo Inc. was not bound to comply with French laws governing Internet content, a decision which could have broad implications for international free speech rights. U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel, weighing in on a dispute over Yahoo auctions of Nazi memorabilia, said French court orders barring such auctions on U.S.-based Web sites would not be enforced. This has very broad implications for everyone who operates Web pages here in the US, stated Mary Catherine Wirth, counsel for…


Names of African American actresses
[February 5, 2015 – 06:21 pm]
Names of African American actresses

Best African-American actresses in Hollywood 2 -- ANGELA BASSETT She portrayed Tina Turner in the movie “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and I liked her role there. She received an award for her debut role in that film too. She is the only African-American woman to win an award for a musical or comedy. She also played the role of mother of Michael Jackson in the television series ‘The Jacksons: An American Dream’. She is good in her performance in the movies; Betty Shabazz in the film Malcolm X, Panther, Rosa Parks in the film “Rosa parks Story” and her performance in the film…

First African American actress Oscar
[February 5, 2015 – 05:46 pm]
First African American actress Oscar

Peachtome Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge was the first black performer to be nominated in the best actress category for her performance in Carmen Jones. She lost in 1954 to Grace Kelly. Even though Dandridge s performance was much-heralded by critics, she was never given much chance of winning the Oscar because of her race. Some felt that her nomination was tantamount to victory. There have been only seven African- American actresses nominated for Best Actress. All nominees were nominated only once: # - Best Actress Nominee - Film 1 Dorothy Dandridge, Carmen Jones (1954)…

African American actresses under 50
[September 22, 2012 – 05:21 am]
African American actresses under 50

Born: October 7, 1968 Birthplace: Severn, Maryland Hottness Level: 92% Comments: Do some women seem sexier after they get married? Toni was all of that before she wed Mint Condition s, Keri Lewis and remains high on the brothas list of beauties. This 6-time Grammy Award winning singer has a true R&B voice. Accomplishments: In 1993, Toni Braxton released her self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton , in which the single, Love Shoulda Brought You Home caught the R&B world by storm. The album was produced by LaFace/Arista and went number one on the U.S. Billboard…

African American actresses 2012
[April 11, 2013 – 09:26 am]
African American actresses 2012

I am not the first person to bring this up. Heck, Samuel L. Jackson went on a mini-tirade about this a decade ago, regards to male actors. But in a day-and-age where meaty roles for black actresses are incredibly scarce, especially in big-budget studio films, it has to be a little grating for the many underemployed African American actresses to see one of the bigger female-minority roles in a major summer tent-pole this year going to not a trained thespian, but a media-friendly musician of thus-far unknown acting capabilities. Rihanna (full name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty) may indeed…

African American actor with blue eyes
[August 6, 2013 – 06:48 am]
African American actor with blue eyes

You can t please everyone when adapting a book for the big screen, especially one as beloved as The Hunger Games,but director Gary Ross and the casting team likely weren t anticipating this. According to Jezebel, there appears to be a group of fans who are displeased that black actors were cast to portray Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Rue (Amandla Stenberg) and Thresh (Dayo Okeniyi). While Cinna s complexion isn t described in the novel, author Suzanne Collins does describe the latter two characters as both having dark skin. As chronicled on the Tumblr Hunger Games Tweets,it seems…

African American actress green eyes
[September 23, 2013 – 01:22 pm]
African American actress green eyes

Os, she did it again! Claire Danes is still the the Best Actress in a Drama category and this is her second win from her brilliant portrayal of the unhinged CIA agent Carrie Mathison. Competing against Danes in the same category is House of Card s Robin Wright, Nashville s Connie Britton, Scandal s Kerry Washington, Bates Motel s Vera Farmiga and Downtown Abbey s Michelle Dockery. The list of women nominated for this category offers a serious competition for the Homeland lead actress and to emerge as a winner in this year s Emmy is a great honor for Danes. In her acceptance…

African American actor Anthony
[February 16, 2013 – 09:02 am]
African American actor Anthony

STAFF & GUEST BLOG Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc. When Forest Whitaker appeared on the show recently, he addressed a piece in the The New York Times entitled “Hollywood’s Whiteout, ” about the absence of Black artists in the 2011 Oscar nominee class. Whitaker admitted that while there was a “paradigm shift” in the industry where Blacks are concerned, African Americans are by no means at a “destination point” with regard to their presence on screen. Even though this year’s Academy Awards ceremony has come and gone, the “Whiteout” conversation isn’t over yet. Tonight…

African American actress Dorothy
[July 22, 2013 – 01:45 pm]
African American actress Dorothy

Dorothy Dandridge *This date marks the birth of Dorothy Dandridge in 1922. She was an African- American actress , singer, dancer, and entertainer. Dorothy Jean Dandridge was from Cleveland, her mother was an aspiring actress named Ruby Dandridge. Ruby had walked out on Dorothy s father, moved into an apartment with a friend, (Geneva Williams) who became instrumental in teaching Dorothy and her sister singing, dancing and piano. They moved to Nashville and were signed with the National Baptist Convention to tour churches throughout the southern states. The Great Depression put…

African American actress needed
[February 10, 2013 – 09:58 am]
African American actress needed

We are looking for an African American woman to play a lead role in an independent feature film that we are shooting this summer. Larger actresses are especially encouraged to audition. More information under the artists section of craigslist in the listing: LEAD Actress needed - low-budget DV feature, mid July-early August Necole Bitchie.com: Aspiring Actress Spends Last Paycheck On A